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Missing Social Security Checks and Unclaimed Death Benefits


Approximately $500 million dollars in Social Security benefit checks are not cashed each year. There is no time limit concerning a request to reissue an unpresented or lost check, but no effort is made to locate and/or notify owners of uncashed checks and unclaimed benefits.

Heirs of decedents who have left behind unclaimed assets and unclaimed benefits make up the largest group of individuals owed money and property. Most family members do not know they are entitled to receive funds, as financial records are often incomplete or missing at the time of death.

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) contains important several important bits of information on 85 million persons whose deaths are on file with the Social Security Administration, including: social security number, date of issuance, state of issuance, date of birth, date of death, last known residence, and payment of final benefit. With a Social Security number heirs can obtain the decedent's Social Security application and claims file, which details birth place, parentsí names, and where the lump-sum death distribution beneficiary lived.

Knowing the Social Security number of a deceased relative is often necessary to conduct an effective unclaimed asset search, and is necessary when making a claim. To conduct a search for a deceased relative's unclaimed assets and death benefits order our Special Report: Unclaimed Benefit Search.

Unclaimed Social Security Benefit Search
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Search Information
Full Name of Deceased  
Social Security # [IF KNOWN]  
State of Issuance [IF KNOWN]  
Year of Birth [IF KNOWN]  
Year of Death [IF KNOWN]  
State of  Death [IF KNOWN]  

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There is an $18 fee for this service. Payment Information:
Credit Card:  
Card #:   Enter carefully as four groups of four numbers    xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx
Expiration:   Enter month and year   xx / xx
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